Lake Mission Viejo Fishing

Lake Mission Viejo Fishing

Lake Mission Viejo stocks a variety of fish for our Lake Members and their guests to enjoy.                     These fish include: Catfish, Sunfish, Tilapia, Trout and Bass. 

Fishing is free to LMVA Members while Member Guests who wish to fish must purchase combined Guest/Fishing pass, and fish with their host member. 

For more information about fishing rules and stockings, please click here.




 January 2021 Fishing Report

Currently,  the Golden Algae levels continued to negatively affect the fish activity in the lake and we have unable to stock any species.   

Two projects are simultaneously being monitored to improve water quality and eventually fishing success.

Limnocorrals (large PVC structures to contain water) and a secondary corral have been placed in the marina area

to facilitate the application of water treatment solutions.

One project will involve the application of solution(s) while the other will be mechanical in nature.

Stay tuned each month for updates and progress.




Fish the Lake!

The Lake is open for fishing at 8AM every day but Christmas

* Fishing is always free for members

    * Guests must be accompanied by members while visiting Lake Mission Viejo

* Guests fishing will be charged for a combined Guest Entry and Guest Fishing Pass (See Fee Schedule)

  * Five-passenger Gregor and two-passenger Tracker fishing boats are available for rent at the Tackle Box Boat Rental Shop




Fishing the Lake

Lake Mission Viejo stocks Tilapia, Catfish and Bluegill, along with Black Crappie. Mosquito Fish, Golden Shiner and Fathead Minnows are stocked as forage fish.

Over 5,800 lbs. of catchable fish were stocked the summer of 2019, including 1,650 lbs. of Catfish, 3,750 lbs. of Tilapia and 400 lbs. of Bluegill planted!

Although Golden Algae may be present anytime of the year, it tends to produce a harmful-to-fish-only toxin during winter and spring months.

  - This is the sixth winter that LMV has been confronted with Golden Algae, with its negative effects observed only during the cold water months.

We expect our new water source, Advanced Purified Water (APW) to provide a less hospitable environment for Golden Algae over time and provide us the opportunity to rebuild a sustainably vibrant fishery in Lake Mission Viejo.  Golden Algae is NOT harmful to humans AND water conditions are excellent for active use of the Lake and swim areas.           

Frequent Lake maintenance and water testing continues at the Lake, as it always has, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience at Lake Mission Viejo

For more information on Golden Algae, click here.



Fish of Lake Mission Viejo

Tilapia (Tilapia mossambica)



Redear Sunfish  (Lepomis microlophus)



Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)



Black Crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)



Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)



Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)



Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)




Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas)



Golden Shiner Minnow (Notemigonus crysoleucas)



Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)

Day Date Events
Wednesday Apr 14th 2021 Board Meeting
Wednesday May 12th 2021 Board Meeting
Wednesday Jun 9th 2021 Board Meeting
Saturday Jul 10th 2021 Concert: Kool & The Gang
Wednesday Jul 14th 2021 Board Meeting
Saturday Jul 24th 2021 Concert: Magic!

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